Class Dates
01/16/2024 to 05/03/2024
Delivered By
Online Synchronous
Paige Adams
Meeting Times
Meets MW, 05:30 p.m. - 06:45 p.m. -- Zoom
Meeting Location

Environmental Health

DMP 802 - Class Number: 14879


This graduate-level course provides a broad overview of some of the most important and current challenges to human health from the environment as well as teaching the basic concepts and skills to assess, control, and prevent these challenges in environmental health. Topics of lectures include agent-host-environment triad and its impact as a determinant of population health. Students are introduced to factors that impact air, water, land, and climate in the macro environment, in specific contexts such as homes, workplaces, and consumer products, and in natural and man-made disasters. Students will be exposed to professional practice of environmental sciences, epidemiology, toxicology, occupational health and industrial hygiene, and consumer health and safety. Topics include the methods for defining environmental contamination; identifying contaminants, pathogens, and toxins; assessing risks and causality; determining health impact; ameliorating hazards; and protecting the population through waste management, regulatory programs, environmental inspections, food and product safety, and environmental policy.

  • Students will be expected to access a live version of the class remotely via web conference (Zoom) on Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45 pm CST.
  • Required textbook: Understanding Environmental Health, Second Edition (Maxwell), ISBN: 9781449665371


  • Instructor Paige Adams's permission is required after 01/23/2024.

Student Requirements:

  • Internet access

Enrollment Dates
10/23/2023 to 01/16/2024
Enrollment Limit

Credit/Tuition Options

Credit Option Hours

Enrollments received on or after the first day of class may be assessed a $65 special handling fee.

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